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Property DetailsA Grade II listed thatched village house with fabulous gardens and groundsRoman Way is a Grade II listed partly thatched cottage which offers an abundance of character and original features. It is believed to date back 600 years. There are exposed beams and pretty lead light windows throughout and of particular note is the delightful drawing room with its inglenook fireplace and double doors leading out on to the terrace at the back of the house. The dining room features ancient linen fold panelling, supposedly carved by the same craftsmen as the identical panelling in Hampton Court Palace. It also has an impressive inglenook fireplace and leads through to the kitchen breakfast room with its pantry and utility area. There is also a study on the ground floor and from every room are wonderful views over the gardens and neighbouring paddocks. The house has two staircases; the primary one leads up from the main entrance hall and the second staircase from the kitchen. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom, as well as a separate family bathroom. The beams and lead light windows are also prevalent upstairs and two of the bedrooms have a vaulted ceiling.Roman Way occupies a secluded position set back from the road with stunning gardens, paddocks and woodland. Yew hedging to the front gives a good deal of privacy with a path leading up to the front door flanked by two fabulous mature magnolia trees.The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with a pretty summer house and some herbaceous planting. An ancient Roman pathway runs along one boundary of the property which is now a public right of way, and gives the house its name. On the other side of the house is the extensive partially walled vegetable garden with soft fruit cages and a central greenhouse. Beyond the vegetable garden is an orchard and timber store/workshop. There is also a pig sty. There is a large paddock with a water supply as the current owner has historically kept cattle, sheep, pigs and bees. A beautifully planted nut walk, flanked by daffodils/other bulbs in the spring and wildflowers in the summer, leads up to an area of woodland at the far end of the property with an abundance of oak trees. There is also a tennis court in need of refurbishment. On the opposite of the lane there is a thatched garage and separate workshop/store and a gravelled area providing parking for Roman Way.* Reception hall* Drawing room* Dining room* Kitchen/breakfast room* Study* Utility area* Pantry* Cloakroom* Four double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom* Family bathroom
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Stanford Dingley, Reading has four bedrooms. The property is currently selling for $1,651,901.
This property is listed by Alex Barton of Strutt & Parker based in England.